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>> live from berlin, this is "dw journal." in the next 15 minutes, the situation is tense in eastern ukraine where pro-russia activists seized another building. filmmaker shot dead following afghan's election. stuttgart on course for a company went over frankfurt -- comfy win over frankfurt.
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more masked men are targeting ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. pro-russian government have been holding government buildings and now they have seized a police station in the small town of slaviansk, close to the russian border. for theirare calling own peoples republic and want moscow to send in troops. officials in p.m. call them terrorists and are threatening a tough response. >> arm demonstrators took control of the police station in slaviansk, the latest incident involving pro-russian separatist taking over government buildings in eastern ukraine. the regions share a border with russia. they donstrators say not want anything to do with the .uthorities in p.m. -- kiev
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>> we want to be independent from kiev. the government has seized power through violence and is trying to force its will on us. we will not support them. >> pro-russian demonstrators were given a deadline to clear the buildings and that has passed. they are still here. i want a referendum to decide when the region will become part of russia, but not everyone here will support that. the issue is divisive. >> we have lost friends because of the situation. i say it is part of ukraine. >> ukraine's interim prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk visited and said the government was hoping to make concessions and they hope giving the region more autonomy will pacify the
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separatists, but the promises have not had that effect so far. make thatlaviansk clear. >> the foreign minister of 12 nuclear power say more needs to be done to reduce arsenals around the world. the summit took place in the japanese city to ms. -- devastated by an atomic bomb. the aim of the group is to see a world free of nuclear weapons. iran's says it will not send another diplomat to new york as its new united nations ambassador after the united states said they would not let iran's current appointee into the country. amanda vitalis and that be allowed -- up -- hamid aboutalebi would not
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be allowed into the country. children could die from starvation in south sudan unless immediate action is taken. 150,000 children under five are severely malnourished. world food program warehouses have been looted. governmenthere troops are battling rebels around a military intelligence base in aleppo. in militant group says it is the worst fighting in the last couple of years. there are reports of casualties on both sides as civilians flee the area. the civil war has seen millions of syrians on the move. many fleeing to nearby countries. come tothousand have germany, including an extended family of 27 set up in a town in
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the south. >> the family is having a hard time adjusting to life in germany. foot isdmother's healing. other family members have only just arrived. the last one to escape days ago. time for a new beginning. innkfurt airport late-january. another brother touches down. his family was in grave danger in syria. >> i am relieved he and his family got out alive. >> since the civil war rope out, they have been trying to get six siblings out of syria, but that means six families, 27 people in all. german law says they have to take care of everyone. airplane tickets, lodging, health insurance. it is a tall order. >> i did not add things up before we signed the declaration
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that obliged us, but i would do it all over again because this is about something else. .his is about life and death >> the family got off to a promising start with a local church organizing a benefit for the refugees. relatives donated clothes, money.re, and even finding work is a challenge. back home they were lawyers, teachers, pharmacists. kept their they have head above water with the occasional job. >> they have earned some money over the last month, and that means they can afford their own groceries. instead of five times zero income, we had five times 150 euros. it makes a difference. >> the main thing is they are safe and together again. >> a war correspondent is not the best -- safest of jobs, but
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-year-old german photographer won a pulitzer prize for her award. on april 4, her career came to cash -- came to an end. a funeral service is being held today. friends have and gathered in her hometown. she liked to come home to recover from her arduous and frequent assignments. she took photographs for the local paper when she was in school and later worked as a freelance photographer when studying. assignment to a war zone was in yugoslavia in 1992. she went to other trouble spots including the middle east, afghanistan and pakistan.
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afraid, she was often are probably less so than someone that was not familiar with the situation on the ground. she was known as a war photographer, but never like the title. she said her mission was to show the human side of war. her camera allowed her to get close to people, but created distance. she was murdered last week when she was shot by a police man with an automatic weapon. cover the her way to election in afghanistan. >> a judge in pakistan has thrown out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby. police admit it was a mistake to arrest the intent. he was charged with adult relatives of attempting to murder a policeman.
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police registered a case against the whole family. the baby's grandfather and uncle still face the charges. the u.s. government says its intelligence services have never to get atheartbleed data after a report by bloomberg claims the nsa had known about the software bug for two years and made use of it to spy. it is a weak spot that allows hackers to steal data without leaving any trace. it is used by many leading internet companies. heartbleed was discovered by google and a small security company. >> police in brazil have clashed with squatters following opposition. over 1500 police officers were deployed to clear the site. thatof the 5000 squatters move there over the past two
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weeks resisted eviction. some threw fuel bombs at police. several were injured in the clashes. news, schalke's impressive season continued with a 2-0 win over frankfurt. iny are now in second place the bundesliga standings and are on course for a place in next season's champions league. >> schalke is really much assured of a champions0 league spot after securing three vital points. that said, both sides got off to a lackluster start. shockey only had one serious shot at a goal. with the huntelaar header. the goalkeeper with the safe guard our rare highlight in a forgettable first half. after the break, shockey put on all kinds of -- schalke put on
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all kinds of pressure. eight minutes later, the home side could have doubled the lead. a penalty kick, but he carried nicely. game -- schalke put the game away in added time, converting a free kick to steal the victory -- seal the victory. >> the big bundesliga matchup is munich and byween and. seasons,e past two byron has been in a league of its own, and dominating the bundesliga, and with the term dynasty being bandied about, opponents are expressing concern . >> constant victory can be boring. interested.ot be so >> the fast-paced offense
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oriented playing style has swept aside all opposition along with humbling final scores. 53 german league matches without a single defeat. even their greatest potential rival, dortmund, has not challenged the juggernaut. the normally flamboyant coach offers a sobering assessment. >> none of us can influence what happens at bayern munich. we are reduced to observer status. tax munich ranks with -- >> footballnks with the powerhouses, bringing him dozens of trophies at all levels. on-field success has proven a financial bonanza as well. they have a 140 million euro budget for its players. no other bundesliga club has that kind of cash.
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some advise changing the rules in an effort to level the financial playing field. >> bayern munich has worked itself into this position over many years. it is a successful franchise. should we penalize them? it is incontrovertible. >> -- comprehensible. -- incompetence of all. >> to golf, and five birdies in a row, bubba watson has a lot to write home about from the u.s. masters. he has taken the lead, three shots ahead of the closest chaser, putting him in the strong position to take his second masters title in three years. >> bubba watson is an expert on the augusta course. the masters in 2012 and thanks to thoughts like this, he is leading again this year. >> i have been lucky enough to win here. i just have to keep my head
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down, the same thing i have been doing, not trying to focus on the crowd cheering for me. >> his closest challenger is john, and australian, three shots behind leader. he is looking for his first win. the crowd favorite fred couples is enjoying a good run. the veteran and former champion is tied for seventh place. >> it is hard not to focus on the crowd when it is cheering for you. one of the toughest foot races concluded friday. the grueling ultramarathon packed six normal runs in six days in the sahara desert. competitors have to battle dust and stones to emerge triumphant. claimedrunner finally the men's title. he withdrew injured from the individual previous races.
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an grabbed victory in the women's race. it was her attempt to conquer the epic course for the first time. you are now up to date here on "dw." ♪ >> a recording studio in cairo. group, the gunners. ♪ it is the sound of the cairo underground.
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♪ music stands for and attitude. the three members of the group come from the slums of cairo. now in the studio, they can reform -- perform their songs, filled with violence and the will to survive. they are working on a new song, so far without lyrics. the producer gives them free reign. singh would you want, there are no shortage of topics. he says there are so many problems in society.
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addiction, the bad school system . that is an important topic. kids do not want to go to school anymore. kids do not do a decent job either. commend says it is not just education. there is also traffic chaos. if we just talk about the negative things, we would never stop, we want to write about more than just outcomes. we want to say how to make things better. the next group is already waiting at the studio. they are the absolute stars of the same. and 50. they are discussing a gig abroad.
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they have already performed in london and in september they had to berlin. they are celebrated as children of the revolution, but that is not so he says. >> not all artists write about the revolution, he says. on the contrary, only a few have done that. it has not been as important to them as it was and it remains to the elites. kids also again these find themselves in a kind of revolution with themselves, with , and withof living the question of what i can achieve with my life. to salaam city, where the music emerged and where it is listen to the most, in taxis, for example.
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it has its origins in a kind of music that was popular in the 1980's, putting unconventional lyrics into simple language. initially disdained by the elite, it quickly went mainstream and was played at weddings and on the streets. especially in neighborhoods like salaam city, one of cairo's poorest. half a million people live here. education levels are low and unemployment is high. i am supposed to meet up with s ydat and 50. when i arrived, the manager tells me they are still asleep. they got to bed at 9:00 in the morning. four hours later, 50 shows up.
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city, the salaam birthplace, he probably says to the camera. .is real name is ala he took his name from his idol, 50 cent.er $.50 -- city,ls at home in salaam not least because his music plays everywhere here. feeling,t is a great but there are good and bad sides. . the good thing is we make people happy, people like us. they get our music free of charge. it,o not take money from but we get the same. because i am happy recognized.
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without these people, i would music,e continued with none of us would have, especially in egypt where no one gives anyone a chance. no one helps anyone else. former musicbout a producer in central cairo that embezzled money from his band, about intellectuals who despise people here because of their origins. city, peoplealaam says.together, 50 we visit each other and ask if they need help, like his former band member who left the music business to operate a car wash. 50 is a celebrity around here. he meets with kids just starting to write music.
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they approach the idol almost shyly. he asks if they need help. 50 says it is the show shall problems in his -- social problems in his neighborhood that concern him, not politics, of which he has a low opinion. he says take the muslim brotherhood and the military. before we can say who is to blame, look, the people have been killed. before the truth comes out, look how many families have been destroyed. isn't that right? because like politics politics creates victims, far too many victims, and most of these victims are innocent area that is why -- innocent. that is not why i do not like politics. even when we're at a political song, we are not a part of politics.
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i do not share anything with any of the parties. ask me what i am, my answer is i am an egyptian. during the week, the group hardly has a gig. they use the time to rehearse. a computer, music software, a microphone. no expensive equipment to write their songs. this is what sets their work apart. r&b beats fused lyrics are most are created spontaneously. as the evening continues, the text grow more political. ♪
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>> before the revolution, singing such lyrics could have gotten them arrested. the upheavals open their eyes. because i come from a simple neighborhood, it took me a long time to understand that there are people who only want power so that they can live well, so that they can do what they want. i used to think that the powerful work hard for the poor and sacrifice themselves. i always asked how all these people were supposed to be, and then i found out that egypt is wealthy, and the greatest wealth
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is the egyptian people themselves. because the music comes from poor areas, egypt does not officially recognize it as an art form, and musicians do not get work licenses from the stillans union, but 50 makes a living from music. day job.0's a wedding at a luxury hotel in cairo. the band get several gigs like this. the fee equals about 500 euros. here, too,s fans although the union denies licenses officially because there lyrics are rolled her. the band -- mulder. bandmate sadat has a
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different attitude. he says when you watch me, i am mostly lip-synching. i act as if i am singing. in the street, i put on the microphone when the music is playing. i sing live. i am less happy here than on the streets, but it is only a job. then, they canceled a gig because they are having to wait too long. they can afford to do that. we had back to salaam city. here, weddings are celebrated on the street and anyone can join the fun. the musicians do not take a fee. they see it as their social duty. ♪ for these young people, the .usic is like a valve it lets them blow off steam in the pressure cooker that is today's egypt.
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